Pramac Racing Aragon GP qualifying report

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Pramac Racing Aragon GP qualifying report

Fourth Row For De Puniet, Sixth Row For Capirossi

Randy de Puniet
Randy de Puniet

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The starting grid for the Aragon Grand Prix was finalized in this afternoon’s qualifying session. There’s frustration in the box of Randy De Puniet, who had the third-best time just a few laps from the end of the session, having posted a 1:49.826 with a hard tire. However, the Frenchman wasn’t able to improve on that at the end, when using the soft tire. Loris Capirossi continues to gain confidence on the Spanish circuit. Since the first free-practice session, he has improved his best time by more than three seconds. The MotoGP veteran will start from the sixth row.

Marco Rigamonti - Randy De Puniet Track Engineer

“It’s a shame, because we did a good time with the hard tire. Randy made a few mistakes with the soft tire, and he told us he could have cut off at least three tenths. We could have started from the third or even the second row. Anyway, the important thing is to start well tomorrow, in the race. The race pace is good, as is the rider’s feeling with the bike.”

Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Rider – 10th best time in 1:49.826

“It’s a shame how things went, but that’s how it goes. I gave my all both this morning and this afternoon. I’m tenth, just a few tenths from the sixth and seventh positions. I wasn’t able to do a lap like I needed with the soft tire; just consider that my best time was set with the hard. I would have liked to start from the third row, but anyway, my starting spot isn’t so terrible. I’m convinced that I can have a good race.”

Loris Capirossi - Pilota Pramac Racing Team – 16th best time in 1:50.752

“What a nice track, and even if the results suggest otherwise, I was able to improve my time quite a bit. Having one less session hurt us a little more than the other riders, who already knew the track. I’m sure that tomorrow I’ll manage to further lower my time, and since we’re all very close, anything can happen. For being here for the first time, it didn’t go so badly.”

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